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Testing

Save Money and Increase Productivity by Leveraging Azure for Dev and Test

Every development team needs a development infrastructure in place to design, develop, test, and deliver custom software. Without this dev and test infrastructure, the team cannot work. Implementing and maintaining a development infrastructure in physical, on-premises hardware is inherently costly and prone to delays due to long procurement cycles and increased effort required. Scalable, on-demand cloud infrastructure like Microsoft Azure empowers development and test teams to be more agile, deliver faster, and deliver higher quality.​…

Cordova PhoneGap Testing Part 2

In Part 1 of this two part series, I talked about many of the considerations and trade-offs you’ll have to make when coming up with a plan for testing your Cordova app. The ultimate goal is to create a plan that effectively uses each level of testing so that your team can deliver a high quality app in an efficient manner. In this article, I will explain in detail each level of testing so you can understand the…

Cordova/PhoneGap Testing Part 1: The Testing Landscape and Developing a Test Plan

Cordova/PhoneGap Testing Part 1

The main goals of software testing are to evaluate the application’s quality, to validate that features work as expected, and to provide feedback on usability and functionality. As with any step of the development process, shorter feedback loops are always better. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the testing landscape specifically as it relates to apps built using Apache Cordova/PhoneGap. Doing so should help you create the shortest feedback loop…

Deliver Higher Quality Software with Automated Coded UI Testing

Are you ready to deliver higher quality software with Visual Studio automated coded UI testing? Then you have come to the right place. In this webinar video, we’re going to show you: How to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and coverage of your software testing by using Microsoft’s automated coded UI testing tools. How to improve your overall software quality by using automated testing to increase the depth and scope of tests. Learn how to save…

How To Manage Your Test Labs Without The Headaches

Are you ready to learn how to manage your test labs without the headaches? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this webinar video, we’re going to show you: Why managing test labs can be such a challenge and how to avoid the headaches. How to effectively expedite and streamline your Build-Deploy-Test process using Microsoft Lab Management. Learn how to provision lab environments quickly for your testers and developers How to enhance the productivity…

Managing Test Labs Without the Headaches

In 2010, Microsoft released a bold new features to support management of virtual test environments. “Lab Management” provided the ability to easily spin up test environments, perform automated build and deployments, run automated tests, and collect diagnostic data. Unfortunately, many teams were discouraged by the infrastructure requirements. Now, with Visual Studio 2012 and standard environments, even small teams or groups that can’t use Microsoft’s Hyper-V can still benefit from Lab Management. This session will demonstrate…

Q & A: Getting Started with Visual Studio Coded UI Tests: Building Your First Automated Test

In our previous blog post video entitled “Getting Started with Visual Studio’s Coded UI Testing”, we had some really great questions posed.  Below are the responses to those questions and some of the resources that apply to each answer. 1) Are Third-Party controls supported? If you’re doing web-based controls the answer is generally yes, however in some cases it may be difficult.  For all third-party controls the level of support depends upon on the implementation…

Training with Microsoft Visual Studio Testing Tools

Imaginet is thrilled to announce its latest Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 training class: Testers Training with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 ALM Tools. This four-day instructor-led course is jam packed with knowledge that will give you the edge and advanced skills to use the latest Visual Studio testing tools that are available with Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate. Whether you have been using Visual Studio 2012 for some time, or are currently using Visual Studio 2010 getting…

Getting Started with Visual Studio Coded UI Tests: Building Your First Automated Test

This training video demonstrates how to record test run against various types of application user interfaces using Microsoft Visual Studio Coded UI Tests and how to replay them at any time.  Additionally, we explore how to embed validations, either simple or elaborate, to ensure your application is producing the correct results. Learn how to improve the quality of your applications by having a repeatable set of Visual Studio Coded UI Tests available to ensure defects…

Streamline Your Testing with Visual Studio Testing Tools

This video is an overview of the Microsoft Visual Studio ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) testing tools, including how to use Microsoft Test & Lab Manager to manage your testing and how to use test automation to automate your UI testing. The use of Test Lab will be discussed as a means of automating the creation of virtual (VM) environments for testing purposes. Deploying to VM environments during build will be demonstrated and facilitate a robust…